Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet

Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet

Your pocket guide to following The Monash University Low FODMAP diet.

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 2.0.5
  • Updated: September 12, 2017
  • Requires Android: 4.0 and up
  • Installs: 50,000 - 100,000



Researchers at Monash University have developed a diet and corresponding app to assist in management of the gastrointestinal symptoms associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). The Monash University Low FODMAP diet works by restricting foods high in some carbohydrates called FODMAPs.

The app includes the following:

- Background information about FODMAPs
- A food guide detailing the FODMAP content for over 640 foods, including foods sourced internationally
- A full recipe book including 79 original and nutritious recipes with professional photography
- A shopping list for organising low FODMAP purchases
- A one week challenge to trial and monitor a strict FODMAP diet, with the function to view detailed graphs of symptoms and the end of the week


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  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Keiko Shishimato Published date: January 8, 2018

    Too much catering for meat eaters, I'm vegetarian and its hard to find recipes for me. Always the little things like oyster sauce ect. Would be better if could filter recipes. Also the guide is confusing doesn't explain very well. Can have an orange but not the juice? Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Kira Bambrick Published date: October 23, 2017

    One of the best $12 investments I've made! Takes the guess work out of what you can and can't eat. There could be more variety of foods/more categories on the app to know what to buy, but apart from that- it's all praise! Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Caitlin P Published date: November 13, 2017

    Most extensive app I've ever bought, but worth it. My digestion has improved dramatically. This app is the source for the most up to date FODMAP test scores. However, I docked one star because the traffic light colors don't show up next to foods if filters are on. I'd also like to see more foods tested. Most pressing, do blanched almonds fare better than whole almonds? Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Published date: February 3, 2018

    I previously complained that I couldn't search by individual fodmaps. I have since found the filtering option. While this makes things easier I still have to jump between different food categories, so it does not completely meet my needs. What I want is to be able to have a complete list of all foods that contain a given fodmap. Do this and I would give 5 stars. Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Chris Hobbs Published date: December 28, 2017

    I have just downloaded the app. It apparently indicates by a red or green dot whether a food is good or not. Like many men, I am red / green colour blind. The dots are indistinguishable. Is there a way to select the colours? OK, I found the colour blind setting. It does work for me now. Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Petra Praet Published date: October 28, 2017

    Eating according to the fodmap diet is not always easy. But I feel so much better since doing it. This app is very convenient and helpful when in doubt if a specific food is allowed. So I'll definitely recommend it to anyone starting with this diet. Minors: some things are missing. + The traffic lights are not always clear. For instance sometimes something is listed green when there still is a limitation on it, like spinach. Raisins on the other hand are red, but allowed in small amounts. This is very confusing. I would prefer if green was only used for the unlimited foods and red for totally forbidden. Orange for the in betweens with limited amounts. Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Mark Blakeney Published date: November 23, 2017

    Good app but poorly considered UI. Initial screen defaults to About screen which is silly. 95% of the time users want to search so should start at search page with keyboard open. Also should look ahead and match as you type like the other excellent FODmap app does. Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Heidi Claus Published date: October 30, 2017

    As someone who does a lot of cooking, I've been trying to follow the recipes exactly in order to get the best out of the trial, but every now and then I wish I hadn't! I can't believe I just put 50g of corn flour in a lamb shank recipe that probably needed no corn flour at all! 😄 At least I've used a Dutch oven instead of a baking dish with foil on it. I think perhaps the app recipes could do with a good going over by Maggie Beer! Having said that, a week in and I'm feeling so much better, despite the odd recipe hiccups. Get those sorted out and we'll be cooking with gas, literally! Well done Monash team! Update: thank you so much for the blog with other recipes! Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Victoria Lawson Published date: December 4, 2017

    Annoying that the traffic lights don't different between "unlimited" and "small portions are OK" - it'd be great to be able to filter for the unlimited stuff when I'm really hungry! Also - would it be possible to add different types of tea, rather than a generic "black tea" brewed at different strengths? I find assam instantly makes me nauseous, but darjeeling seems to be ok... I'd be interested to know if one contained some fodmap the other didn't! Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Nick Smith Published date: December 10, 2017

    A little expensive but well worth the price. This app is very thorough, easy to use and navigate through. The colour coding is a great idea. The index of foods assessed for their FODMAP content is very comprehensive. I hope though that they continue to expand this list into the future. Some common foods and drinks that should be reviewed as a priority are: corn chips, soft fruit flavoured lollies (e.g. like those sold by Allens), soft drinks (cola, lemonade, ginger beer etc.) and ciders (apple and pear). Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Kara Robinson Published date: January 6, 2018

    This app saved a lot of headache during the elimination phase. Didn't give 5 stars because I think the filters for after you are done testing could be better. You can't separate the polyols or oligos; they are kept lumped together. Making it difficult to filter when you tolerate some of those categories. But other than that worth the purchase! Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Mike Longworth Published date: November 15, 2017

    Looks like the best source of information I've found yet that matches my intolerances. The filtering doesn't seem to work correctly. I select High Oligos and Lactose but low Fructose and Polyols. Ripe bananas and wholemeal bread show as non-faded in the main list but if I click down into the item the listing is faded and show high Oligos. Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Greg Drury Published date: October 31, 2017

    It works! Simpler recipes needed to get a meal made more quickly. Recipes should be designed for a 1 person serving, making it easier for a single people - there's a lot of us, and helps with shopping too. App could use many more recipes and should be designed for ongoing use, not simply a trial to give to a dietician. Many ingredients are quite expensive which add up so again simplifying recipes would help. App is inflexible if you want to have a lunch meal for dinner - app won't allow you to do this. Love the app so please keep up the work! Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    sandy long Published date: January 27, 2018

    I've used this about two weeks now and I am liking the food guide lists. I still don't think this was quite ready for release. The recipes are overly complicated. The week trial seems to only work with their recipes. I'll keep working with this. Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Samantha Published date: January 8, 2018

    I find this app very helpful for my IBS. Unfortunately any time I attempt to open it lately it fails to open at all and I cannot use it. Not sure how to fix this, have cleared cache and it's up to date. Reported the issue and heard nothing back. Not good enough for a paid app. Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Michele Cecillia Published date: October 19, 2017

    This App is well worth the money, made by qualified specialists in their field and not just Instagram models who reads articles online. The information is backed by peer reviewed research that is sited in the App. It is a one stop shop for any part of your FODMAP journey. Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Nicholas Hudson Published date: February 10, 2018

    Overall, really great. One feature I would consider adding is another guide that just has a list of known ingredients in processed foods that are unsafe (accounting for aliases as some ingredients can be called by 5 different names) and this can be cross-referenced with the ingredients list associated with the products UPC. I think that would be super helpful since not all brands or items have been tested, but several ingredients may have been that are in the untested foods. Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Jennifer Ku Published date: February 14, 2018

    It's a helpful app but I would like the option to filter out the Low FODMAP Certified Foods. Most of those foods are not available where I live and they clutter up the guide. I would like to be able to see only the generic foods. Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Jessica Anderson Published date: February 20, 2018

    Invaluable. It has kept me sane and healthy while I work towards reintroduction with a nutritionist. It doesn't replace a thorough understanding of the low FODMAP though. One reviewer mentioned that it gave a failing grade to orange juice but not oranges, which makes perfect sense. One medium orange has far less fructose than even half a glass of orange juice from concentrate. It's about low FODMAP, not no FODMAP. I'd recommend this to anyone following a low FODMAP diet -- elimination or modified. I can think of at least one major days long horror show I would've spared myself if I had used it from the beginning. So worth it. Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Sarah A. Spencer Published date: December 18, 2017

    Does not include all FODMAP items. You say you update it regularly, but you don't have onion infused oil when you encourage it on a website. Please update more often! Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    N R Published date: December 15, 2017

    It's a good app, but needs some work. Not very many recipes, and missing ingredient guides for things like sorbitol, guar gum, marshmallows etc. Overall still worth the purchase as the quick guides give a good indication of safe serving sizes. Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Jenna Germein Published date: December 20, 2017

    Very very helpful!! A must have for grocery shopping.. Would be even better if you could filter sorbitol and mannitol separately rather than just polyols though. Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Teigan Mckean Published date: January 13, 2018

    I am so appreciative of all the work Monash do to help us find what foods we can and can't eat. And help us with the elimination diet. A real godsend. Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Kat Jan Published date: November 6, 2017

    Thank you. You doing a great job! I'm looking forward to seeing more recipes and more products from UK. Your app really helps me to cook for my husband. Well done! Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Published date: January 30, 2018

    Liked when first got it but now everytime I open I get error message. Not worth the money. Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Scott Squires Published date: September 13, 2017

    Thanks for fixing the crash issues! Most useful app I have, well worth the money. Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Peter Stephenson Published date: November 15, 2017

    The app is very comprehensive and structured ao it was easy to follow. Thanks to to hard work of the team st Monash, my health has improved greatly. Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Daniel Spitzer Published date: October 17, 2017

    Amazing app! Searching for bread crashes it every time though =/ Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    jean Fairbrother Published date: January 10, 2018

    I bought this primarily for the shopping guide to help me when buying groceries, but that chapter doesn't open up. Also agree that the meal suggestions for the week's trial could be much simpler. Not everyone wants to cook a new recipe every evening. Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Lorraine Lim Published date: November 19, 2017

    This is the best $10 I have ever spent on an app. Thankful to the Monash University team for their hard work and dedication to research and dissemination of this valuable information to IBS sufferers. Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Selena Smith Published date: October 27, 2017

    Why am I getting ads popping up for an app as expensive as this one? Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Guy Allen Published date: January 4, 2018

    Not that many foods listed, not optimized for tablets and way too Aussie centric. Also contains ads for food. Don't bother just use the internet to find this information. Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Margaret Michael Published date: January 27, 2018

    Maybe the dots could be half-filled for foods that have serving-size limitations? Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    heather todd Published date: October 9, 2017

    Its great but do you update your recipes? Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    David Wolfman Published date: November 13, 2017

    A MILLION THANKS! This app and the research behind it has quite literally turned my life around in a massively positive way with regards to my overall health, all thanks to a new understanding of what I should not eat any longer. I cant tell you the kinds of gut-pain Ive dealt with growing up and throughout my life without ANY answers from many doctors. I had seen over SEVEN different gastroenterologists over the years, with lots of very invasive and frustrating tests...ALL of the doctors were stumped, and they left me without any good answers other than "you must have a really sensitive gut and we cannot formally diagnose you with anything other than IBS". To me, the term "IBS" represented the medical equivalent of "we dont know what you have, but we hope you'll be happy with putting a name to your issues that we still cant help you with". Yeah well "sensitive gut" didnt do my problem justice, considering I had ulcers and massive gut pain all the time. I would BEG my doctors to let me see a nutritionist because for literally over 20 years I thought that most of my issues had to do with the food I was eating...but to me as a kid, a teenager, and later an adult it felt like practically everything could cause me issues and I didnt know where to begin, other than avoiding the obvious gut killers for me which were garlic, onion, wheat, and milk. No insurance would cover a nutritionist despite my constant agony, and my doctors made me believe it would be a waste of money to see a nutritionist because my issues were likely due to an "immune response inflammatory condition that wasnt quite Chrons or ulcerative colitis, and was unrelated to the food" I ate. I knew milk and ice cream made me super sick, but I took THREE different lactose intolerance tests over the years and was told to go home and enjoy all the milk products I could consume, because my dairy pain must be all in my head! Talk about medical expertise, right? Recently a physicians-aid (of all the medical professionals I've ever seen, this person seems to be more educated than actual doctors I know) asked how my gut was at a routine exam, and I told him that I just suffer through it like Ive learned to do my whole life because no one could seem to help me (I was ready to move on to my general exam and be over that particular question because I was extremely fed up with a lifetime of wasted doc visits regarding my gut issues)...but then the P.A. told me all about the FODMAP diet, and he was surprised no one told me before (me too). Armed with the new knowledge of what FODMAP was/is, I then discovered this app and all of its great info and let me tell you, I could cry I'm so happy that I finally have a black and white list as to what I can eat and shouldn't eat...and let me say that this works! I consistently feel like a million bucks for the first time since I can ever remember when I was a really young kid. I want to thank everyone involved for all of the research that has led to the FODMAP and IBS relationship, and I want to thank everyone else involved in making this app and providing all of the amazing work and info that's gone into this app. This info has literally changed my life for the better in such a huge way and I just never thought I could feel as good and healthy as I do now. Its very true that 'your health is in your gut'. Last thing I want to say is that A LOT of gastroenterologists need to take a crash course in the FODMAP diet ASAP or I seriously think they should lose their license to practice...because those G.I.'s are not doing anyone a favor by not knowing about this research. I genuinely get very upset when I think of all the other people like me who suffer all the time and even go get a lactose intolerance test and it comes back negative and the poor person goes home thinking that theyre crazy or something, or worse these same people think its okay to go back to consuming dairy as normal... Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Madison Crystal Published date: January 11, 2018

    This app has made my life so much easier. Thanks to the people who have invested so much time and effort in to researching all this info Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Patrick Morgan Published date: December 10, 2017

    A simply brilliant app. Absolutely life-changing work Monash is doing in this area. Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Published date: November 24, 2017

    Only browsed through for 10 minutes. Packed with huge amount of useful information! Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Matt Kunkel Published date: December 20, 2017

    Broken. Unable to download it's database. Full Review

  • Monash Uni Low FODMAP Diet
    Published date: October 12, 2017

    Doesn't list foods normal people eat. Every other food is their food trying to upsell! Full Review